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Chamberlain Proposes ction of Measure?"Mili tarism Run Mad." |EES WAR LESSONS LOST "^Charaoteriainir the administration bill proposing: a reg-ular force of 500, men as "militarism run mad," Jtonator Chamberlain, democrat. Ore gon, has submitted to the Senate Vjllltary committee, of which he was ttrmerly chairman, an "analytical and Aplanatory statement" proposing- that ?J? measure be rejected entirely and Cpngrcss prepare a new bill. -JThe procedure is somewhat unusual ahd the arraignment of the general officers who drew up the admin Utration plan is marked. J Nearly all of the control hereto *?re exercised by Congress over the JJwy. the senator declared at one wfjnt, is to be transferred theoreti ~~lly to the President, but practically the chief of staff. However, Con Is still permitted to foot the Perpetual Evils. He Says. - seeking to make permanent the "Wy and departmental organization lit up during the war. Senator Cham "ains statement says, the bill would ?etuate a situation that brought -junction to initiative, dishearten ...nt and disorganization to the bureaus W&lah have been raided; has caused yiormous duplication of work, great .e ?L. endless delays and gen Inefficiency, not to say chaorf. in the 25* 2'the War Department as a whole fjfl'f the general staff as well." 4"1* spirit shown by the framers of ?e act. he charges, throughout is one "xonwiming desire for despotic, un Eiicted power?militarism run mad " n?e specific charge is that the clauses um? act which carry out that spirit Ingeniously separated and scat a .and , 'very cleverly concealed? ??ounaged. The bill is denounced as Tweposterous scheme" which "spells "rf.JPS" dominance, staff despotism and llltarlsm to a degree never surpassed palmiest days of the great gen MtMll of the Germany army." Other Lines of Criticism. SChief attention is paid by Senator imberlain to those sections of the which, he declares, are framed to .orb Into the general staff and Of ond?r the personal control of > chief of staff all the duties and ?wers of the old statuatory bureaus. "? pamphlet adds a new chapter to long-standing controversy be "i the line and staff corps and bu of the Army. he senator draws a sharp contrast *een what he says happened In **r Department, under complete ***? staff control, during the war. In the Navy, where the bureau em was maintained unchanged. He :es no direct reference to Secre . amP'ifying his objec l bestowing such power on the j -t ot staff as the bill asks, says: iit.vL and admitted in I hat som? chiefs of .ff have been so successful In im ?ng themselves upon the Secretary iSy rh1?rl?C1^ra;tin.g hira from his geau chiefs?that they now find it to ^Alleges One-Kan Control Now. ?sk?hIL.5Tn*1 n u the dis ,J? 'Uement ot 111 bureau heads and th1*.W?e intimldatlon. If not terrorism, that is understood to have *f.f,I1'd certain cases and there w/rtiit J?nnd ample ground for 'P^ad conviction that ?. autocratic one-man w^?le military estblish *lt is illuminating to contrast the J^-burty. in-feeii?g, confusion *umdals and inefficiency that have ?SS the il'b* War Department uce the commencement of the war TO. the, calmness, good order? h^ aams t?m. L efficiency that at the S5?- b*T* Prevailed in and rj.r Navy Department. Them T& oSSSISn left, andistuiW there "e^^isS^ th* world PRESIDENT SPEAKS TWICE AND VIEWS PACIFIC SQUADROU (Continued from Plr?t Page.) 7*"* batteries of cameras were turned ?wd him from deck and mast of tho ! Speaks at Sinner. ij*a public dinner which President Wilson attended before going to the - **Id h? bad been improved tL ot optoion ?* People from ocean to De Opto* the purposes for which the TJnlt -'yn.rr-0,6 war- pre^dent ? told the people of Washington that the issue squarely facing the *T in the treaty debate was wheth * that program should be carried *nwugh or abandoned. *?peating many of the arguments h? against qualification Mot* Ow PiSdA^?1^0.0115 or amend S51S,Jrlf. again appealed to MMMlcuis of the country to **forr?t tfcat there in an election in 1920/' ^ie ?jjjwted hie purpose to ivad 4the riot 5?L^J^\y?n* wbo let political <?2' ^Mops^aictete his course in relation to J4,? Pre*'<'ent's speech Tacoraa will be found on pay 27.) .i Crowd at Arena. .-the Arena applause repeatedly TS?ted the 8peech- while out iS* hal1, a crowd against which police had closed the doors, kept ^Mch a roar of cheering that his *ds sometimes were drowned out. ?ading on the walls and doors the SttT^i down'UMghoutlng** ^ " !a8t "We want Wilson:" *"he President digressed to remark ?pportuneP '8 but^I i.ETVIA IS TO NEGOTIATE . WITH SOVIET, IS REPORT ? **? LONDON. September 11.?The gov ernment of Letvia has accepted the offer of the Russian soviet govern ment to begin peace negotiations, ac eording to a Russian wireless dispatch 'ted from Moscow. KING ALBERT WILL SAIL 1 ON GEORGE WASHINGTON BREST, France, September 12.?Th< steamer George Washington will ar jrlve here about September IS, tak< ?Weerfl 1.000 American troops and ther ?team to Antwerp, where King Al bort of Belgium will embark foi America. j An American admiral, new a nava ?Ktaehe (n Paris, will accompany th< |UKy as attache to King Albert. I . - v JOHNSON ASSAILS PRESIDENT'S PLEA Senator Dissects the Demand for Immediate Ratifica tion of Treaty. SAYS FACTS MAKE ISSUE KANSAS CITY, Mo., September 13.? A demonstration wfcich lasted fifteen minutes, and rivalled his St. Louis re ception. greeted Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California here tonight. Convention Hall, the largest audi torium in the city, was crowded and many were turned away. The crowd stood while it cheered, waved flags and sang patriotic songs. There were shouts of "Johnson is the next Presi dent." The meeting was under the auspices of the local charter of the League for the Preservation of American Inde pendence. Senator Johnson, in his address, vig orously attacked the peace treaty and league of nations pact. He declared the league covenant the most im portant question that had confronted the American people since the civil war. "We are at the cross-roads of our national destiny," said Senator John son/ "One road leads to sinister European and Asiatic complications. The other is the straight and narrow path of patriotic Americanism. We want to take the straight and narrow path. That is the only safe course." I Country Never Isolated. j "I dare Eay that this country has j never been isolated, financially, com- I mercially or socially, from the rest of the world." the senator continued. I "Our only isolation has been geo graphical. because of the great oceans I on our east and west coasts. God gave us these great oceans and neither the league of nations nor Wood row I Wilson can dry them up." He described the league of nations I covenant as an "infamous nostrum." I which the President promises will cure every 11L "President Wilson went to Paris with certain Idealistic principles, but | came home without any of them," said the senator. "When the people learned of the President's failure at Paris America held an inquest over I its dead hopes." Wfcile Senator Johnson was speaking Ma j. Gen. Leonard Wood, commander I of the Central Division and formerly | commander of Camp Punston, Kan appeared on the platform and was I cheered by the crowd. "We say to Mr. Wilson," Senator Johnson continued, "make any secret I treaties you desire, but you cannot 1 guarantee them with the blood of American boys." Thinks President Was Ironical. "It is difficult to think that the President spoke otherwise than iron- I ically in much that he said to you here in Kansas City," Baid Senator John son. "Hie opening sentence, forget- I ful apparently of other utterances and | of the facts, assumes a like forget- I fulness on the part of our people." I "His initial remark to you was: I 1 came back from Paris bringing one I of the greatest documents of human history.' One of the things that made it great was that it is penetrated throughout with the principles to I which America had devoted her life. "The facts, the inrevocable facts, I make the issue with Mr. Wilson. "The American principles to which I we WiSTe devoted, and which are so I eloquently voiced, open covenants, I freedom of the seas, guarantees of re-1 duction of national armaments, im-1 partial judgment of colonial claims,] destruction of every arbitrary power, I self-determination, no special alii-1 ances, justice to the weak, no people I to be handed about from sovereignty to sovereignty, as if they were prop- I erty, no territory to change hands ex cept for the happiness and liberty of I its people, were one by one sacrificed to old world diplomacy and the secret I bargains of our cobelligerents. "The treaty in its dealings with ter ritories and peoples simply rewrites the secret treaties of which the Presi dent says he never heard until he reached Paris. "Nor is this all. We know from the I admission of all parties, including the President, that the other American peaoe delegates protested against the infamy of the Shantung decision; and I yesterday the testimony of Dr. Bullitt, one of the President's appointees at Paris, clearly indicated adverse I opinion of the present treaty. The facts?the inexorable facts?make the issue with Mr. Wilson. Question of Disarmament. 1 "Again, to you the President said: "We want disarmament and this docu ment provides in the only possible I way for disarmament by common | agreement. They promise disarma ment and promise to agree upon a Plan.' "There is no disarmament provided for by the league. The league may simply suggest disarmament, but com pliance with the recommendations is I optional with the members. | "The members of the league, even I the United States, are not only not I disarming, but are providing for the largest armies and navies in their history. Mr. Wilson is now asking ] Congress for a standing Army of 576,000 men with universal military training for the nineteen-year-olds I costing practically a billion dollars a year, and this at a time when he is ushering in the millenlum with the league of nations. "The facts?the inexorable facts make issue with Mr. Wilson. Bight of Armenia. "A pathetic and eloquent plea for Armenia was made to you, an appeal which touched the hearts of all of us, and yet Armenia is neither touched nor mentioned in the German treaty The Turkish treaty dealing with the subject is known alone to Mr. Wilson He has in writing refused to give the American people or the United States Senate any information concerning It "His subtle appeal to prejudice the Senate is not only unjust, but wholly unfounded. Fighting for United States. In hie peroration, Mr. Wilson ex claimed: "I have come out to fight for a cause. That cause is greater than the Senate; it is greater than the government. "We, too, you and I, are lighting for a cause, but the cause is not greater than the United States; it is the United State." "Last night, for the first time, the President attempted a justification of the provision of the league giving Great Britain six votes while the United States has but one. He says in effect that the disproportionate vot ing power is of no consequence, be cause each vote in the council has a veto. Any matter of dispute in the council may by either party be re moved to the assembly. In the as sembly hall members vote, except those who are parties to the dispute. "But the influence of a preponder ance of votes often may turn the scale. At Paris, in the peace confer ence, any one of the big five had that veto, and a unanimous decision was required. Nevertheless, the Shantung decision was rendered, and, apparent ly, was easily obtained by the four who decided it against the one our President protesting. Preponderance Not Justified. ' "There is neither defense nor justi fication for giving Great Britain six , times as many votes as the United States. It was simply an additional instance where the practical diplomat got what he wanted from the man ' who sat uncomprehendingly In the diplomats' game. Six votes for Brit i ain. one for the United States, is a i challenge to our self-respect, an af front to our patriotism. It will h? the V What the Congress Is Doing. THE Senate passed the bill which has previously passed the House meeting the demands of Attorney General Palmer for extension of the food control act to penalize profiteering in food, clothing and other necessities. The Senate added to the bill the measure reported by the Senate District com mittee to regulate rents in the District of Co lumbia. The bill now goes Into conference between the two houses. * * * * Tiic Senate committee on commerce favorably reported the House bill relating to water power development. Efforts will be made to pass the measure at this session. * * * * Several senators during the week denounced on the floor of the Senate the proposed unioniz ing of the metropolitan police of the District of Columbia. * ? * # Senator Myers of Montana introduced a reso lution providing that none of the money appro priated for the metropolitan police force should be used to pay the salaries of men who Join the union. The resolution will be considered by the Senate District committee this week. * * * * The Senate committee on foreign relations was informed by William C. Bullitt, formerly attached to the American peace commission, that Secretary Lansing told him in Paris last May that the American people would defeat the peace treaty if they comprehended what the league of nations meant. The House passed the bill conferring the rank of admiral for life on Admiral Benson and Admiral Sims. * * ? * The bill to regulate height of buildings and to create a zoning commission In the District of Columbia was passed by the House. * * * * The Senate passed the Edge bill for the financing of American export trade. * * * * The national prohibition enforcement act hav ing passed both houses was sent to a conference committee. * * ?> A resolution has been Introduced in the House providing for the bestowal of bronze medals upon all honorably discharged soldiers, sailers and marines. " * * * * The majority and minority reports from the committee on foreign relations on the peace treaty were submitted in the Senate and con sideration of the treaty by sections will be commenced In the Senate tomorrow. ? ? ? ? Senator Walsh of Massachusetts Introduced a resolution forbidding further extension of credits to foreign governments unless it Is shown they are not to be used for armament. * * * * Senator Ashurst of Arizona introduced a bill for popular election of American representatives in the assembly of the league of nations. The Senate committee on territories favorably reported the House bill appropriating $17,000,000 for completion of the Alaskan railroad. * * * * The House passed resolution calling on Post master General Burleson for a complete report of all appointments he has made, with corre sponding recommendations of the Civil Service Commission. * * * * The House committee on appropriations re ported the first deficiency bill for the current fiscal year, carrying $14,184,704 as against the estimates of the executive departments of $47,752,481. Chairman Good expects to call this bill up for action tomorrow. ? * * * The House committee on the judiciary favor ably reported the national motor vehicle theft act. which provides a fine of $5,000 and five years' imprisonment for automobile thefts. * * * ? Monthly compensation under the war risk insurance to disabled soldiers, sailors and ma rines was practically doubled in amendments to the act which were passed unanimously by the House yesterday. Bills have been introduced in the House granting each service man an ad ditional bonus of $30 for every month's service in the war. * * * * House Leader Mondell announced that the first Important tariff bill will be taken up by the House on Tuesday. The House will meet an hour earlier than usual to consider the Long worth bill providing a high protective tariff and a licensing of imports to encourage domestic production. test of the Americanism of the men who must finally pass upon it. "Mr. Wilson closed his address with a panegyric upon his fighting qual ities. Would that he had them In Paris. He told you, finally, he was a covenanter. I am an American." Cries of "Impeach Wilson." There were loud cries of "Impeach Wilson!" from hundreds in the crowd when Senator Johnson, after summing up his objections to the league, shouted: "Let us end the whole rotten busi ness by defeating the entire pact!" At the conclusion of Senator John son's speech there were calls for Oen. Wood, and he responded, speak ing briefly of the plans and purposes of the American Legion. GOTO SAYS SHANTUNG CLAUSE SHOULD STAND As Private Citizen, States Belief That Japan Otherwise Will Beject Treaty. NEW YORK, September 13.?Japan will refuse to ratify the peace treaty if the Shantung clause is excluded, in the opinion of Baron Shimpei Goto, member of the Japanese national commission for discussion of foreign policies and former foreign minister, who is on his way home after a three month visit to England and France and arrived today on the Aquitania. Baron Goto said be spoke as a private citizen and was expressing only his personal views. "It is unreasonable," he said, "that any one should oppose the treaty in its present form. President Wilson is absolutely right. He understands Japan and our sincerity with regard to Shantung. He is trying to do what is best for every one. As a private citizen I would say that I do not be lileve Japan would ratify the peace treaty if the Shantung clause was excluded. Japan will hold Shantung only for a short time and then return it to China. I am convinced Mr. Wil son will stand by what he believes, and I think the treaty will be rati fied." SYME FOR MERGER OF TRACTION LINES (Continued from First Page.) er all operating expenses, mainte nance, fixed charges, depreciation and operating betterments had been satis fied and a fair return paid to the stockholders, any deficit should be made up and paid out of the funds of the District in the Treasury. Mr. Syme thought the fact that the public was represented on the board of directors and the expenditures of the company largely regulated by the Pub lic Utilities Commission would render it assured that no money was being im properly or extravagantly used, and that no one could object to a fair return to I the stockholders based upon the valua tion of the property by public authority ; | that this return should probably not be more than 7 per cent, as It would be a guaranteed return, and as all extensions would be made and owned by the Dis trict the necessity of the company to borrow money would be greatly re duced. Kutz Plan as Pinal Solution. He said also that in his judgment the time would surely come in the future when the plan suggested by Col. Kutz would be adopted and the city would be given authority to purchase the tracks and roadbed under proper condemnation procedure, if another better plan could not be found, and the dufy of the rail road company would be confined to the operation of the cars and everything in cidental thereto. Mr. Symo said in conclusion that the central thought in his mind was the recognition by Congress, by the people and by the oompanies of the essentially public nature of a city street railway system, the necessity for cheap and ade quate transportation for the people, and the duty to relieve such a public agency of all burdens of taxation. THREE DEAD AS RESULT OF TRAIN HITTING AUTO Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, September 13.?Ed ward M MoCreaby, a wealthy Chi cago cork manufacturer, and Mlsa Margaret Steinbaek, a nurse of that city, were instantly killed shortly before 11 o'clock this morning, and the former's eight-year-old daugh ter, Sue Ann McCreaby, died a few minutes later, when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by an Inbound train at the Westover station on the Pennsylvania railroad about ten miles from Crlsfield, Md. McCreaby, who was driving the car, had been visiting his mother, Mrs. Susie McCreaby of Crlsfield, and wat on his way to meet his wife at Atlantic City at the time of the accident. McCreaby was born in Crlsfield and la survived by his mother and twe brothers, Charles McCreaby of Vir ginia and Robert McCreaby of Chi cagifc " - I FIRST DIVISION "Y" WORKERS FACE PERILS ALONG WITH MEN Two Gold Stars in Flag for Red Triangle Devotees Wko Gave Lives to Take Chocolate and Tobacco to Soldiers. Among the gold stars which sym bolize the dead of the 1st Division are two which stand for Y workers who gave their lives while serving at the front. Among the division's wounded are the names of eleven Red Triangle , men who fell wounded in France? I three of whom, still incapacitated, will have to ride in the Red Cross cars while their comrades march on Wed I nesday with the troops they served. In the memory of each of the 180 I men and 58 women who went through the fighting with the 1st wearing the Y insignia, will be the official citation issued after the wiping out of the St. Mihiel salient, September 12-16, 1918. "The division commander desires me to express to you his appreciation of the particularly valuable service I that the Y. M. C. A. has rendered the | division during the recent operation against the St. Mihiel salient. You | have furnished aid and comfort to | the American soldier throughout the trying experiences of the last few days, and in accomplishing this , worthy mission have spared your | selves in nothing." Also, these "Y" workers think with pride of the women belonging to them who wear the croix de guerre?and ; of the men also decorated for their bravery. Two killed, twelve wounded, I seven decorated, and the entire "Y" I unit cited?that is the record of the "Y" ladies and men who march with the 1st Division for the last time. Further Official Cognizance. Further official cognizance has been taken of the service of these Y work ers by the inclusion in the division's history of the details, from the ar rival of the first American transport at St. Nazaire, July 24, 1917. to the crossing of the Rhine. American Y secretaries were on the dock when that transport arrived, and they were with the 1st from the time it moved out of Gondrecourt to go into its initial action until Gen. McGlatoh lin's troops crossed the Coblenz bridge to hold the allied front in Germany. It was in January, 1918, that the 1st Division took over the first all American sector at Toul. Nine "Y" workers moved in with it. By March there were 120 Red Triangle men and women with ? the division, the women going as far up to the front as Ansau ville. On the Montdidier front, likewise, the "Y" moved in with the division and In May and June, in the area be tween Breteuil and Cantigney, the "Y" opened service stations at fifty-five points with the 1st Division alone. MEXICANS LOOT TRAIN; SEIZE TWO AMERICANS CHIHUAHUA CITY. Mexico, Sep tember 13.?Dr. J. M. Smith and E. Monson, believed to be American min ing men, were captured by a band of ten armed mounted Mexicans nine miles from this city early today, ac cording to an authentic report received here tonight. They were taken from a mining company train which was robbed of the pay roll of the Buena Tierra mines. EAGLE PASS, Tex., September II.? Mexican bandits today held up the paymaster of the EBCondldo mine, fifteen miles from here in Mexico, ob tained $4,000 and fled in the paymas ter's automobile. Carranza soldiers took up the pursuit. BOLSHEVISTS CLAIMING ENTIRE AMUR TERRITORY LONDON, September 13.?The whole Amur territory from Khabarovsk to Hoengyred, In Eastern Siberia, has been cleared by the bolshevlki, ac cording to a wireless report from Moscow. It is said that the bolshevik forces, aided by 200,000 Chinese troops, attacked the white guard. SUBSCRIPTION BY FRANCE TO MEMORIALIZE U. S. PARIS, September 13.?Notice was given in the chamber of deputies to day that a credit of 1,000,000 francs will be asked by the government to constitute the government's subscrip tion to the Folnte de Grave monu ment, commemorating the first land ing of American troops to take part In the great war, the first stone of which was laid with appropriate exercises September 6. CoLSterm Takes Up Research Work ?Lieut. Col. C. G. Storm, ordnance department, U. 8. A., chief of the re search section, ammunition division, has been honorably discharged from the service and is now engaged in research work at Allentown. Pa. Bombbardment was so severe, how ever, at Servlllers, Villers-Tournelle, Broyes, Coullemelle and Rocquencourt that the division commander ordered the canteens discontinued at these places, although they were continued elsewhere under continual shell Are. Wounded at Soissons. In the fighting before Soissons In July, 1918, the first "Y" workers were wounded. Rev. W. D. Howell of De troit, T. H. Post of New York city and E. W. Cross of Grinnell, Iowa, suffer ed severely from shell fragments while taking cigarettes, chocolate and other supplies to the front line in wheelbarrows. Tracks Subject to Fire. During that fighting at Soissons the "Y" distributed 43,000 packages of biscuits, 13,000 pounds of chocolate, 960,000 cigarettes, 17,500 cigars and great amounts of other supplies to the men of the 1st Division under fire. The"Y" trucks advanced so far that they were subjected to direct fire by the Germans. J. Adam Linn Falls. J. Adam Linn of New York city fell near Apremont, October 8, while serving chocolate and cigarettes to the 2d Battalion, 5th Field Ar tillery. On request of the soldiers he was buried at Chaudrons farm, close beside their position, with thirteen doughboys killed by the same shell. On the same day Miss Dorothy Francis of Westfield, N. J., was cited for "remarkable courage and devotion to duty at Chippy when the hospitals were shelled." The second "Y" man killed was Harry B. Gibson of Avalon, Pa. He died during the advance at Mouson, November 6. Having been gassed at Cantigney and warned that It would be death if he again entered a gas area, he disregarded the danger to serve the men of the 16th Infantry, and gave his life during the ad vance at Mouson, November 6, 1918. The "Y" girls awarded the crotx <*e guerre are Miss Gertrude Ely of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Miss Mary Noel Arrowsmith of Cressklll, N. J. Miss Arrowsmlth showed "a great spirit of duty and abnegation when in danger, giving her best care to the wounded of the division hospitals which were under violent fire" at Montdldier and in the Argonne. Miss Ely gave "a splendid example of the devotion of the American woman." declared the citation by Geij. Petain. "following her unit in every sector and giving her moral and material help to the soldiers during the hours of diffi culty." FINDS BRITAIN BEHIND U.S. IN CARE OF CRIPPLES NEW YORK, September It.?The United States is far ahead of Great Britain in providing for its disabled soldiers, according to Michael J. Dowllng, president of the Minnesota Bankers' Association, who arrived here today from England on the steamship Adriatic. Mr. Dowling, who has been lecturing on the re habilitation of soldiers in European countries, lost both legs, his left arm and several fingers of his right hand from exposure to cold in a blissard when fourteen years old. "I found that they are at least two years behind us over there," he said, "but they are going ahead on a very satisfactory basis at the present time." In the British Isles, he said, there were fifty-eight men with both arms off, more than 900 with both legs off, more than 3,000 with either an arm or leg or one of each missing, while nearly 2,000 had passed through St. Dunstan's Blind Institute in London. Mr. Dowllng went to England at the request of the British Red Cross Society to cheer disabled soldiers by showing them what it is possible for cripples to accomplish. NEW YORK TO BE HOST TO CARDINAL MERCIER NEW YORK, September 13.?On his return to New York next Tuesday Cardinal Mercier, Belgium's war-worn prelate, will proceed to the archi episcopal residence of Archbishop Hayes to rest after his Journey. The following day he will attend the anniversary mass to be celebrat ed at St. Patrick's Cathedral for the late Cardinal Farley, after which he will be escorted by Archbishop Hayes and members of the 'mayor's commit tee of welcome to city hall, where he will be received in the aldermanlc chamber by Gov. Smith, Mayor Hylan ami otlrer officials. In the evening he will be tendered a banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria by the city. The mass will b? attended not only by prelates of the Catholic Church, but by members of all faiths and of I flclals of the nation, state and city. imnnijueati Invited to the dinner. at which Got. Smith is scheduled to speak, are members of the President's cabinet. Vice President Marshall, of ncials of the State, War and Navy de partments, Cardinals Gibbons and Sr??.7!"6. ' Archbishop Hayes. Brand Whitlock, United States minister to Belgium; Baron Emil de Cartier de Marchlenne. Belgian ambassador to this country, and representatives of the allied governments. New York city's Italian colony will present Cardinal Mercier, when he visits this city, with a bronze cast of OnoHo Ruotolo's bas relief, "Belgium 1914-18?and Jesus Wept." The bas relief shows Christ with head turned aside weeping at a procession pf Bel gian widows and orphans who pass by Him. Will Speak Today. BALTIMORE, September 13.?Car dinal Mercier will speak during the mass in the cathedral tomorrow, but the sermon proper will be delivered by Bishop Donahue of West Virginia. Members of the Belgian legation at Washington will attend the mass, are a party of representatives in Congress ac companied by their wives will come oyer from Washington with the Bel ffians. Following the mass the party will call on the Belgian primate and Card lnal Gibbons at the archiepisoopal resi dence. TELEPHONE TOLLS CUT BY OHIO COMMISSION First Definite Step Taken by State Authorities Toward Revision of Burleson Schedule. COLUMBUS, ? Ohio, September 13.? The Ohio public utilities commission In a decision handed down today ordered telephone companies operating in Ohio to discontinue after October 1 the $3.50 service connection charge authorized by Postmaster General Burleson while the wires were under federal control. Ohio is the first state to tsite action repealing the Burleson schedules. The commission held that the exact ing of a charge of $3.50 or any amount for an orginial installation is "un just and unreasonable" for the reason that such installation adds to the capital account of the company, while transfers from one location to another are charged to operating expense and are expenses which are created by the subscriber. The order also modifies other charges instituted under the Burle son regime. The local manager of the Central Union Telephone Company told the commission that the order mean a 1(588 of approximately $15,000 a year to the company in Co lumbus. The Cincinnati manager esti mated the loss there at $85,000, and the Cleveland manager said the loss in his city would be approximately $100,000. BRITISH WILL UNVEIL LINCOLN STATUE SEPT. 15 MANCHESTER, England, September 2 (Correspondence of the Associated Press). ? Oeorge Grey Barnard's statue of Abraham Lincoln has been placed in the position it will occupy in Plattsfield, and details of the un veiling exercise. September 15, are being prepared by a committee. Judge Alton B. Parker of New York, will de liver the principal address. The statue, which was presented to Manchester by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phelps Taft of Cincinnati, is now wrapped in sheets, but its mag nitude is obvious. The base on which the figure rests is a rugged piece of Peterhead granite weighing six tons. It is to be two feet above the land surface. The statue itself is of bronze fourteen feet high and faces Oxford road. Lord Weardaie andd Lord Lee of Wareham and Ambassador Davis have been invited to be present. The respective merits of the Bar nard and Saint Gaudens statues of Lin coln. both of nhich originally were intended for erection at Westminster in London, have been the subject of a long controversy. The Saint Gaudens statue finally was awarded the cov eted place, while the Barnard statue was given to Manchester. LAWSON LINER AT MINEOLA. Transcontinental Trip Planned, With First Stop at Washington. MINEOLA, N. Y., September 13.? The Lawson air liner, carrying nine passengers, landed Kere safely at 10:32 o'clock this morning, after a success ful flight from Syracuse. The plane left Milwaukee ten days ago, stopping at Chicago, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo and Syracuse. Albert W. Lawson, pilot of the plane, which made the trip of 300 miles in less than three hours, said a trans continental trip from New York to San Francisco would be attempted in the near future. Washington will be the first stop, and it is expected that the plane will carry ten United States senators on the first leg of the Journey. Other stops will be made at Dayton, St. Louis. Omaha and Salt Lake City. The plane has a wing spread of ninety-five feet, a fuselage fifty feet long and seating capacity for twenty six persons. It has a capacity of 600 gallons of gasoline and forty gallons of oil. Mr. Lawson carried a letter of greeting from Gov. Philipp of Wis consin to Gov. Smith of New York. IN HISTORYOF GULF Shipping Sustains Enormous Losses, Says Appeal From Key West. COAST GUARD IS AIDING Reports to the weather bureau here from Galveston last night said the tide was rising rapidly, water was flood ing low places on the island and peo ple were fleeing to the city. A thirty mile northeast storm was blowing and the Galveston tide at 11 o'clock was 6.4 feet and rising. Appeal* for aid to shipping caught in the tropical hurriaane in the south, on which the coast guard is acting, declare the storm "the most terriflc 'hurricane in the history of the gulf." i "Shipping," says the appeal from President Porter of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, "has sustained enormous losses. Vessels are ashore along the entire Florida reef. Several large steamers are ashore In harbors and private facilities are inadequate." Coast guard steamers will comb the waters from Tortugas to Miami. May Hit Entire Gulf. NEW ORLEANS. September 13 (by the Associated Press).?Although the tropical hurricane, which first made its presence known nearly a week ago in the Bahamas, touched the coast of Louisiana today, observ ers at the New Orleans district weath er bureau tonight could only say that the center had not reached the main land and that the area to feel the ef fects of the storm might include the entire gulf coast. An order was giver to extend storm warnings from Ve lasco to Brownsville, Tex. A fifty-mile gale was reported blow ing at Lock port, near the central por tion of the Louisiana gulf coast. Gas fields in the vicinity of Houma Louisiana's natural gas section, were reported under water, but the extent of the damage was not estimated. Realization of the seriousness of the situation came here late today when the Louisville and Nashville railroad canceled its gulf coast serv ice, passenger and freight. Damages Railroads. MOBILE. Ala.. September 13.? Railroad and traction lines on the gulf coaat, in south Mississippi, have been damaged to the extent of thou sands of dollars by water swept in by the tropical hurricane. Boat Dashed Upon Beach. PENSACOLA, Fla., September 13.? A fishing boat was dashed up <fn the beach on Santa Rosa Island thie afternoon. What became of the crew had not been learned late tonight. Owners of the schooner Maude H Dudley reoelved word today that their vessel was among the storm'i victims. The crew of the schoonei was picked up forty miles off Havana This is one of the former Lutz Com pany schooners which was sold at auction last April under orders from the alien property custodian's office. TAMPA, Fla., September 13.?Capt E. W. Myers of the P. & O. liner Has cotte. which reached this port aftei lying In the harbor at Key West dur ing the huricane. says the wind gauges at Key West were put out of commission Tuesday afternoon when the wind was blowing 82 miles an hour, and that he is confident the wind reached fully 100 miles an houi later. No news had been received of the missing oil barge Monogahela, which with fourteen men on board, broke loose from the tanker Ligonier neat Dry Tortugas Tuesday night. MOBILE, Ala., September 13.?Storn warnings were taken down in Mobile tonight at 9:30 o'clock. BRITISH BUYING NITRATE, Chilean Commission Reports Salt of 500,000 Tons. SANTIAGO, September 12.?The Chilean nitrate commission in Londoi has sent home advices that It has sold 500,000 tons of nitrate, which the Nitrate Association Is to deliver between Oc tober 19 and March 20 next All the vessels needrd for its transportation, 11 is stated, are to be sent from England, The announcement led to a rapid rise in nitrate shares on the stock exchange today. VALPARAISO, Chile, September 13.? The first negotiations of magnitude for the sale of nitrate abroad since tthe signing of the armistice were concluded today, it Is learned. The British government has bought 500, 000 tons of the product at 9 shilling: a ton. The allies still have here 120,000 tons of nitrate bought during the war, which probably will ultimately go to the United States. $120,443,469 "Fin" Insurance. HARTFORD, Conn., September 13.? Figures of death claims because of the epidemic of influensa, grippe and pneumonia from October 1 last to March 1 of this year, presented in a paper read to the national conven tion of insurance commissioners, which closed yesterday, by T. F. Tarbell, an actuary of the Connecticut insurance department, showed a payment of 1120.443,469 by thirty-one out of forty-two companies canvassed. ? May Delay French Elections. PARIS, September 12.?All Indica tions point to the fact that the elev enth legislature of the third French republic, whose mandate expired ir May 1918, will not be dissolved in time to proceed with the elections on October 26, the tentative date semi officially agreed upon. GOOD CITIZENSHIP DAY CELEBRATED BY DAYTON IN VIEW OF U. S. UNREST By the Atsoclated Pres?. DAYTON, Ohlov September 13. ?To celebrate the blessings of citizenship in free America, all Dayton today Joined in observ ance of a Good Citizenship day. Men, women and children, rich and poor alike. Joined in> fair, which the committee in charge designated as tl?el3T view of the present conditions of unrest throughout the coun try All factories were closed this afternoon so owners and work ers might Join in the celebra tion. The day's proceedings be gan with a program of speeches at the fairgrounds. The Pre vailing theme was the duty of all citizens, whatever their sta tion in life, to confront the in dustrial and social problems ef the day with an open mind. Speakers included Franklin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy, and John P. Fry?, editor of the Moulders' Journal of Cincinnati. MINERS D? MAI CURB OF H. C. OF L Convention Asks Vigorous Action by Government Against Profiteers. WORK UNDER OLD WAGE By thr A>?oHatr<l Prcn. CLEVELAND. Ohio. September 11.? Confessing Its own inability to find offhand a satisfactory solution of the problem of reducing the high cost of living:, the convention of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America today demanded vigorous action from the federal government as the only agency capable of checking the op erations of food gamblers and un scrupulous profiteers. Legislation such as this week passed Congress, carrying penalties which will effect ually curl) the practice of marking up the prices of necessities on the prin ciple of charging all that the traffic will bear, was held to be the only ef fective remedy. Among the substitute panaceas re jected by the convention or its com mittee on resolutions were the crea tion of economic commissions with power to fix definite prices for all commodities of daily use; congres sional legislation reducing immedi ately prices of food and clothing by 25 per cent under penalty of confis cation of the property of all those violating the law. prosecution and dissolution of the Chicago packing companies, erection of government cold storage warehouses for the proper distribution of foodstuffs and the death penalty for food profiteer*. Propose National Strike. One speaker took a leaf from the wage suggestions of the railroad brotherhoods and proposed that the federal government be allotted ninety days' grace to effect a substantial re duction in the cost of living. If this were unaccomplished in that period the miners should take steps to tie up industry by a nationwide strike. For the miners, according to the resolution adopted, this problem has particular Interest, since they are still working under an agreement almost two years old, while almost every other branch of labor has since gained substantial increases in wages. The agreement was accepted, it is said, under assurances that the food ad ministration would stabilize food costs, but these were not fulfilled. A resolution introduced by colored miners, but supported by white speak ers and the entire convention, de manded legislation ^caking lynching and mob violence federal offenses. Organize Alliance Immediately. No time will be lost In organising the alliance with the four great rail road brotherhoods for Joint political and industrial action to bring about the nationalization of railways and mines and other economic objectives of mutual interest, to which the oonr vention gave its enthuiastic approval at the morning session. "We have, however, not a chance In the world to pass the Plumb bill through the present Congress," Glenn E. Plumb informed the miners in his speech this morning. He welcomed, however, the adhesion of the half mil lion miners to the seven million ad vocates who he declared were al ready enrolled in support of the Plumb plan, and declared that if th? move ment continued to spread at the prev ent rate the next Congress would be elected under a mandate to enact the desired legislation which it could not venture to disregard. Other business before the convention today was of a minor nature, all res olutions on other matters of im portant policy, such as the formation of a labor political party, the repeal of the espionage act, the release of Thomas J. Mooney and other "po litical prisoners": the Russian ques tion and the use of state guards and coal and iron police being reserved for discussion next week. A resolu tion for the withdrawal of the miners' organization from the American Fed eration of Labor, which Is the first order of business Monday, is expect-' ed to bring about the first big clad* between the radicals and those now in control of the organization. ZIONISTS TO CONVENE WITH NATION ASSURED CHICAGO, September 13.?After more than two decades of existence. the Zionist organisation of America will open its twenty-second annual convention with the assurance that the Jewish nation will be restored in Palestine as pledged by the Versailles peace treaty, it was announced tonight. ? Justice Louis D. Brandeis of the Supreme Court, honorary president of the organization, recently returned from Palestine, is expected to brine official tidings that Great Britain has consented to accept the trusteeship for Palestine during the establish ment of a Jewish republic. Approximately 1,000 delegates, rep resenting 4,000.000 Jews of the coun try. are expected to attend the sessions, which will be chiefly oc cupied with plans for government, settling, financing and promotion of industry in Palestine. PROHIBITION CONFEREES EXPECTING AGREEMENT Senate and House conferees on ths prohibition enforcement bill were un able yesterday to reach a final agree ment, but expect to complete their work this week. Many liberalising amendments of the Senate, it was said, have been accepted by the House managers. TWO MEXICANS LYNCHED IN PUEBLO BY MOB PUEBLO, CoL, September 13.?Two Mexicans were taken from the city Jail tonight by a mob of armed citizens, driven in an automobile to the Fourth Street bridge, at the city limits and hanged. The bodies were found forty five minutes after their capture. The lynching followed the arrest of the Mex icans charged with the murder today of Patrolman Jeff Evans. The mob leaders used strategy to get the police officers off their guard. A riot call was sent in from the steel works district and the patrol, loaded with officers, hurried to the scene. As soon as the wagon was out of sight the ~ mob quietly marched to the city hall, a committee walked into the office, cov ered the desk sergeant with revolvers and commanded him to turn over the keys of the cell. Approves Hawaiian Branch P. 0. To Improve mail service in Hawaii the Senate post office committee yes terday favorably reported the House bill authorizing establishment of branch post offices throughout the country. Mr. Burleson Charges to Be Probed. Plans to investigate charges by former Civil Servlcc Commissioner GaJloway that Postmaster General Burleson disregarded civil service rules and ?Mobauched the civil serv ice" in appointing postmasters were made yesterday by the Senate post office committee.